Early last week it seemed that energy legislation that would have allowed for two new coal-fired plants to be built in Kansas was moving forward, however, that changed on Friday. After holding hearings for four days last week, it all ended when Chairman Holmes of the Energy and Utilities Committee declared, "I’ve been ordered not to work this bill. I’ll make no further comment. We are adjourned.” Holmes would not answer any questions from reporters on why the declaration was made. It appears as if Holmes was given the command from House Speaker Melvin Neufeld. When Neufeld was asked about the bill he responded, "We’ll be meeting with interested parties to work on solutions to improve the bill. With an issue of this statewide importance, we must take our time, do this right and not rush it." So while the bill has currently stalled, it is not dead, and will likely be brought up again soon.